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Butler County Community College
901 S. Haverhill Road
Building 100, Room 104
El Dorado, KS 67042
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See what it takes
to be in one of the
state's best nursing programs
judging team ranks
in the top five in the nation
Catch the "skinny"
on fast food
Change in rules
men's and women's teams in
Here is the squad
that cheered you
through two championships
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Story and Page Design by Ashley McCullough
Photos by Darren Greiving
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"Building a Career Centered
During lab, a nur
using a catheter.
Some of us students at
Butler County take our
classes for granted. And
our declared majors too for that
fact. Butler's nursing students have
a lot of experience accepting
rejection. Most of Butler's students
wait in line for the opportunity to be
admitted to the Nursing Program.
students apply for admission to the
Nursing Program each year.
Unfortunately, only 40 of those
applicants will be accepted in the
Fall semester and 40 in the Spring
semester. The Nursing Department
accepts the applicants with the
highest GPA (grade point average)
and eliminate from there. The
restricted enrollment is because
the guidelines set by the Kansas
State Board of Nursing allow a
limited number of students to be
admitted to the program each
semester. Those guidelines are
based on three main factors: the
student-to-faculty ratio, availability
to clinical facilities and how many
people the labs can serve.
"Our program has
maintained a positive image in the
nursing program for 32 years," said
Patricia Bayles, Dean, Nursing,
Allied Health and Childcare. "Our
program is the oldest Associate
Degree nursing program in Kansas.
We have a highly qualified faculty
along with excellent clinical settings
for learning, enabling us to offer our
students a quality education in
Butler's positive image
brings young nurses to their
"I heard Butler County had
a really good nursing program,"
said Olive Leite, Wichita, nursing
student. "Butler was the least
expensive college for me. I like the
instructors at Butler. I get more
attention from them and I learn
more here than I did at the
University of Kansas. I also make
better grades here and I like the
fact that the class sizes are small."
Many students feel a two-
year nursing degree will allow them
to enter the work force quicker,
although a four-year program
nursing school," said Paula
Stanislaus, sophomore. "I
contacted the State Board of
Nursing and they recommended
Butler County's Nursing Program.
Butler's Nursing Program was
rated number one in the state for a
two-year program. After I finish at
Butler I will return overseas to
pass 35 credit
for a two-year
degree. For a
English Comp 1
MA114 or above
Butler I plan to
student must successfully pass at
least 50 credit hours of training.
For a master's degree, you have to
specialize in one department.
"Butler was a good
experience and it taught me what I
needed to know to be a LPN," said
Brandy Bennett, Wichita, Nursing
Butler's nursing program
attracts non-traditional nursing
students as well.
"I had lived in Holland for
1 1 years and decided to go to
(Wichita)," said Leite. "I'll most
likely get a job, make some money
and then go back to finish school. I
want to go back to get my degree
so I can do more. With just staying
here I can do nursing, but I
couldn't be an Administrator like I
could with a degree."
Butler County Community
College Department of Nursing
exists to develop competent
graduate nurses to meet the health
care needs of the communities it
Story and Photos
There are many activities
on campus that are well-known like
football, basketball and choir.
There is another activity, though,
that is not well-known that should
be - the livestock judging team.
The livestock judging team judges
cattle, sheep, swine and horses
based on either their breeding or
market characteristics. Their
awards are many.
The livestock judging team
begins practicing in the fall about a
week before school starts. Chris
Mullinix, who is also an agricultural
instructor, coaches the team.
"Livestock judging is
different from other activities on
campus in that we practice year
round," Mullinix said. The team
practices 30 to 40 hours a week.
"The team pretty much
goes full board."
"The contests usually start
around 7 in the morning and go till
around 5 in the evening," said
by Jason Massingill
Mullinix. The contests usually have
seven or eight classes of animals
that are used for breeding or
marketing. When you are looking at
marketing you are concentrating on
eating quality which is muscle and
fat. When you're looking at
breeding you are concentrating on
breeding soundness. The team
judges which animals they think are
the best and puts them into a
"placing." Then when the judging is
over with they give "reasons."
These are two-minute
presentations justifying the placing
they chose for that class of animal.
The livestock judging team
is doing quite well this year. In the
last ten contests they have been to
they have always placed in the top
ten. They are among the top five in
the nation. The livestock judging
team consists of 15 members who
come from all over the United
The livestock judging team
may not be one of the most well-
known activities on campus, but
they are definitely one of the most
successful in what they do.
Front: Chris Mullinix, Wendy Lynn, David Gordon, Shellie
Moore, Marsha Johnson, Erin Roach, Billy Stein, Brandon
Ochs, and Cody Sankey
Back: Paige Johnson, Eric Gleue, Brent Jennings, Tanner
Dowling, Jace Johnson, Teroyl Mueller, and Jeremiah Darr
A livestock judging member gives practice reasons to coach
Chris Mullinix. This is a big portion of their contest.
Story by Mr. Michael Swan and Brenda Kimmi
Photo by Darren Greiving
If you like fast food,
you've got quite a choice in
El Dorado. Working at a fast
food establishment or
restaurant may be your
chance at some cash. For
the busy college student who
does not always eat on
campus, it may also be one
of your best chances at
There are many
college students who make
money working at fast food
restaurants in town. Tiffany
Rawlings, 20, Augusta
sophomore, spends 30 hours
a week working at Taco Tico.
Matt Reynolds, 19, Garnett
freshman, spends 15 hours
per week working at
Quizno's. They both do a
little bit of everything. Their
cooking food, doing dishes,
answering the phone,
sweeping floors and working
the drive through window.
Rawlings said that so
far she eats there when she
is working and has not tired
of the food. Reynolds reports
Taco Tico's most
popular items are bean and
cheese burritos, Rawlings
said. At Quizno's, the top
seller is the classic Italian
sub, Reynolds said.
The customers are
"The whole Kansas
City Wizards soccer team
came in and ate here one
day," Reynolds said.
"There are about 1 5
college students going into
Taco Tico a day," Rawlings
Breakfast is the most
popular meal for Butler
students at Spangles,
according to General
Manager Barrett Griffith. The
most popular menu item
overall, however, is the
For a low fat meal
there, you can get grilled
chicken and fat-free
Many fast food
establishments offer these
low fat options.
There are over 30
restaurants and fast food
establishments in El Dorado.
So get out there and enjoy.
Story by F3renda Kim mi
Photos by Darren Gre'wjnq
People of all ages went
to the Kansas Coliseum for World
Championship Wrestling (WCW)
on Feb. 6. The entertainment is
popular with college students.
WCW brought the likes of the
Harris Boys, Varsity Club, Chris
"Champion" Kanyon, Dusty
Rhodes, Jerry Flinn, Tank Abbott,
Tag Team Champions
Mamalukes, David, Daffney,
Crowbar, Rick Flair, Terry Funk,
Total Package, Bam Bam
Bigelow, Heavyweight Champion
Jeff "The Chosen One" Jarrett
and World Heavyweight
champion Sid Vicious.
The majority of the
wrestlers incited the crowd by
referring to the people in Kansas
as "rednecks." Rick Flair said, "I
don't like farmers and I hate
In the title match for the
Tag Team Champions, the
Mamalukes took on David,
Daffney and Crowbar. In this
match the crowd went for the
underdogs by making lots of
noise when David and Crowbar
were down. After "accidentally"
getting hit with a crowbar by his
teammate Crowbar, David was
pinned and counted out and lost
the match. The Mamalukes are
still the Tag Team Champions.
In the main event the
World Heavyweight Championship
was put on the line. Heavyweight
Champion Jeff "The Chosen One"
Jarrett took on World Heavyweight
Champion Sid Vicious. Before
Vicious could get to the ring,
Jarrett was trying to get to Vicious.
Jarrett got thrown over the barrier,
with his face hitting the barrier,
and "choked slammed" to the
mat. Vicious had the sleeper hold
put on him by Jarrett. Jarrett
supposedly would have won, but
the crowd was yelling for Vicious
and that "motivated" him to get out
of the hold. Jarrett then took the
wrestling belt and hit Vicious in the
face. In the end, Vicious pinned
Jarrett and won the match. The
wrestlers wore a variety of
"outfits": black or brightly colored
Spandex wrestling shorts, black
dress pants, blue jeans and T-
shirts. There were around 6,000
in attendance in the half-full arena.
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[World Championship Wrestling is
not meant for just young people, it
is also for adults. You can watch
WCW on Monday nights at 7 p.m.
on TNT, Wednesday nights at 8
p.m. on TBS and Saturday nights
at 12:35 a.m. on CBS.
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slammed by Sid
for the crowd.
referee tries to
5 • The G r i z
Setting goals, adjusting to new rules and
practicing for championships makes up the
man's and woman's cross-country teams.
For the fifth consecutive
year, the men's cross-country team
placed third at Nationals while the
women placed ninth for the second
year in a row.
At the beginning of the
season both the men's and
women's teams set goals. The
men's team declared that they
would like to to win back to back
Division I Region IV
Championships and have a shot at
the National Championship. The
women stated that they would like
to get a shot at the Division I
Region IV Championship and also
place in the top ten at the National
With the goals in mind for
both teams, they had one big
adjustment to make. Previously,
they had no limitation on having
international athletes on the team.
This year only two international
men could compete on the team.
The same went for the women's
"We usually have quite a
few runners from Kenya," said
Coach Rob Neubauer. "Now we
can only have two guys and two
girls on each team. The Kenya
runners rule cross-country."
The season started off at
the Tulsa Hurricane Festival where
the men placed fifth. The women
placed fourth, with Cindy Dietrich,
Mulvane sophomore, finishing
At the Jim Krob Invitational
in Bethany, Okla., Rob Marney,
Wyoming sophomore, finished first;
Moses Gathuka, Kenya
sophomore, placed second; and
Elias Thuo, Kenya sophomore,
came in third, putting the team in
first place. Dietrich was the
individual champion for the
women's team, helping the squad
to second place in the women's
Once again, at the Ollie
Isom Invitational, the men's team
ran in first with Thuo placing first,
Marney in second and Gathuka
finishing third. For the women's
side it was a great feat coming in at
second place overall.
Heading off to the Region
VI Championship, the women
finished second to Barton County.
Dietrich once again bettered the
school record to 18:49.7, winning
by 20 seconds.
The men also recaptured
the Division I Championship. Thuo
finished third, Marney placed fourth
and Gathuka ran in at fifth.
At the National
Championship run, the men placed
third for the fifth consecutive year
and the women finished ninth for
the second year in a row. "Every
guy ran their best race time wise,"
Left: Practice makes perfect seems to
come true for the men's cross-country
team. The team finished third at
said Coach Neubauer.
Cindy Dietrich was the
Region VI Champion and an Ail-
American Runner. Rob Marney,
Elias Thuo and Moses Gathuka
were also named All-American
With cross-country out of
the way, indoor track is finishing up
at press time. Then it's on to
outdoor track and field.
The indoor track is only
200 meters, while outside the track
is 400 meters. "More distance
races work better for our team,"
said Coach Neubauer.
all fun and games.
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and a great deal of
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Story and Layout by Jessy Cfonts
Above: Cheerleaders perform at
dozens of events. Butler students see
them perform at games, but they also
practice six hours a week.
Photo by Darren Greiving
Left: One of the highlights of the
cheerleaders' year was the Dixie
Rotary Bowl in Utah.
Photo by Jessy Clonts
Right: Every squad member must be
able to do a little bit of everything.
Here the cheerleaders perform
another difficult routine.
Photo by Darren Greiving
Go team, go! You've heard it before on the
football fields and basketball courts, but Butler's
spirit squad has had quite a few more advantages
than other junior college cheerleaders. For
example, what other squad has been fortunate
enough to cheer a football team through not one,
but two national football championships? Oh
yeah, it has only been done one other time in
history. And with the exception of one addition,
Corinn Little, Derby sophomore, the entire nine-
girl Grizzly squad has cheered together for the
last two years. This has allowed them to build an
incredible amount of trust and friendship with
each other that definitely works to their advantage
"We spend a lot of time on the road
together, so we end up getting pretty close to one
another," says Jennifer Elliott, Oxford sophomore.
"Of course there are common disagreements that
occur, but in reality we get along better than any
other squad I've ever seen."
The spirit squad practices about six hours a
week outside of game time, and they were
recently cheering four basketball games a week.
While they lost teammates in December,
they pressed on and tried to fill the void by
coming up with ways to perform the same level of
difficult stunts. While some squads give each
member a certain job, like flying or basing in
pyramids, the Butler squad prides itself on every
member being able to do a little of everything.
"We do have some girls that like to fly better, but
one aspect of cheering that we really try to focus
on is being versatile," says Elliott. "We are not
only cheering for Butler, but we are trying to build
a strong resume to continue cheering after
Riding the Waves
Sutler's award winning student-operated radio
station gives JVlass Communication students
Story, Photos and Layout by ^ e s s y C I o n t s
Last year Butler's KBTL
88.1 brought home six
first and second place
awards from the Kansas
Association of Broadcasters, more
than any other school in the state.
This is hardly what one would
expect from a junior college radio
station that has been in full power
operation for only two years, but
there are a lot of things that are
impressive about this unique
communications program. For
example, when Butler's radio
station first went into operation
three years ago as KBCC, the
program had only nine students
enrolled. Now the station has
approximately 30 students
deejaying their own shows, with
music ranging from Rex Harris's
(Haysville sophomore) rock to Jon
Shaffer's (Benton sophomore)
The most striking aspect of
this radio station is that it is almost
completely operated by students.
They choose their own two hour
time slots during the week, and
they are allowed to play the music
of their choice, as long as it's not
"Butler is a great place to
get experience," says Matthew
Jensen, Boulder, Colo, sophomore.
"The school gives us great support,
especially with sports. With the
football team winning two national
championships, people listen to us
During basketball season
Jensen has been doing live play-
by-play remotes from the men's
and women's games, which bring a
lot of county and booster listeners,
but they aren't the only loyal fans.
"We have a lot of prison listeners,"
says Shaffer. "All the guys with
metal shows get letters from the
prison all the time."
Faculty Adviser Lance
Hayes oversees both KBTL and the
campus television station. He feels
that the definite strong point of
88.1 is that the students have so
much freedom in operating the
station. "It's an exciting thing to see
the program grow the way it has
and have the creative potential.
These kids do terrific stuff, and
really what you do is show them
encouragement and provide them
with facilities. You answer
questions if they ask, and just let
them go, and they do wonderful
things. They really do."
Left: Jon Shaffer is a deejay
at KBTL Radio where he
plays classical music.
Deejays can play just about
whatever they want.
Above: Joya Cleveland runs
the board at the student radio
station. She is involved in
many aspects of Mass
Communications at Butler.
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